Long Beach, CA – June is Pet Preparedness Month, and the City of Long Beach Department of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Communications is reminding residents that natural disasters affect the whole family, including furry friends. Pet Preparedness Month encourages residents to incorporate the wellness of their pets in family emergency plans.
“With Fourth of July around the corner, festivities with loud noises, flashing lights, and strong smells can affect your pet’s behavior,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “It is important to monitor your pet to ensure their safety and the safety of others.”
Residents are encouraged to include pet supplies in emergency go-kits in the event sudden evacuations are needed. Residents are also encouraged to register their pets with Long Beach Animal Care Services and microchip pets to make reuniting quicker and easier, in the event they are separated during a disaster.
Disaster Preparedness is providing a variety of outreach and educational activities throughout the month of June designed to inform residents about how to prepare their pets for a disaster, including:
How to prepare your pets for an emergency:
What to include in your pets’ emergency kit:
About the City of Long Beach
Home to approximately 470,000 people, the multiple award-winning and innovative City of Long Beach offers all the world-class amenities of a large metropolitan city while maintaining a strong sense of individual and diverse neighborhoods nestled together along the California coast. As a full-service charter city, Long Beach is home to the Queen Mary, Aquarium of the Pacific, several museums and theaters, a highly-rated school district, Long Beach Airport, the Port of Long Beach, as well as many award-winning City departments such as Health and Human Services; Parks, Recreation and Marine; Development Services; Public Works and more. The City also has a highly respected university and city college, two historic ranchos, five hospitals, 12 libraries, five golf courses, 169 parks, miles of beaches, marinas, bike paths and a Bike Share program.
About Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Communications
The mission of the Department of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Communications is to protect the lives and property of the community and its first responders by ensuring the efficient and effective delivery of emergency communications, and disaster preparedness, response, mitigation and recovery.